'A disaster can bring a community together'

Thomas Barker, a Texas Tech University professor and visiting scholar at the University of Alberta, suggests that an effective way to plan for natural disasters, outbreaks, or other emergencies is to explore what the public would do to survive or cope in these situations.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Officials needn't look very far when developing a plan to deal with disaster, according to an expert in risk communication.

Thomas Barker, a Texas Tech University professor and visiting scholar at the University of Alberta, suggests that an effective way to plan for natural disasters, outbreaks, or other emergencies is to explore what the public would do to survive or cope in these situations.

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